Lloyd’s Register approves Neda Maritime’s power limitation technology
Lloyd’s Register has approved the first Shaft Power Limitation (ShaPoLi) system that will be fitted onboard a 319,000 dwt very large crude carrier Aragona, operated by NedaMaritime Agency.
The system, which was developed by SELMA in conjunction with Tankers Technical Department of NedaMaritime Agency Co Ltd, will enablethe full use ofavailable engine output under impending EEXI (Energy Efficiency Existing ship)regulation.
The ShaPoLisystem utilizes the propeller shaft torque and rotational speed sensors to calculate and automatically limit the developed power to comply with the LR approved Technical File, whilst providing recording and emergency overriding facilities, in line with MEPC335 regulation.
“With EEXI regulation at the doorstep, there is an increasing challenge around efficiency,and we are proud to offer our expertise, ensuring that our clients will best address the upcoming requirementssafely and efficiently, ”said Haris Fanaradellis, South Europe Technical Support Office Manager for Lloyd’s Register.
“The SELMA ShaPoLisystem is a pioneering intelligent control system thatprovides a robust and viable method of controlling the developed shaftpower, seamlessly interfaced with the vessel’s existing main engine control,while simultaneously maintaining original safety features. The systemcontributes to fuel consumption improvement and in turnto CO2 emissions reduction,”said Dr Panos Deligiannis,Tanker TechnicalDirector at Neda Maritime Agency Co Ltd.
Guidelines for the development of a shaft/engine power limitation wereadopted by MEPC335 in June 2021 as part of the International Maritime Organisation greenhouse gas emissions reduction short term strategy.